By Benjamin Njoku
‘Sex sells’ is the slogan everywhere. It’s what cements the human relationship. But it also serves a non-procreative purpose. Nollywood like every other movie industry across the world thrives on it. In fact, lovers of Nigerian movies look forward to watching sex scenes, even the aged enjoy feasting on it.
As a result, many producers today are going out of their way to incorporate ‘sex scenes’ in their movies. Not just because they want to convey a message to the audience, but beyond that, they want their movies to be hot and controversial so as to enjoy equal attention in the competitive market. But come to think of it, while it’s unarguable that soft-porn movies are thriving here, most famous ‘sex scenes’ in real Nollywood movies aren’t actually that sexy and tempting.
Sometimes, it’s natural that I will blush—Leo Mezie
Some actors who shared their experiences shooting sex scenes with HVP, argued that it isn’t what you think it is. According to Nollywood hunk, Leo Mezie, “filming a sex scene is like any other scene on set.” “Remember you are surrounded by all the entire crew, so there is no way as a professional you would want to think otherwise, rather than focusing on delivering your lines. Besides, the room you are filming the sex scene is flooded with light, so, you can imagine how hot it would be. It’s even inconvenient for you let alone…” Mezie enthused. Though the handsome actor says, he has never had any particular experience, he, however, admits that ‘sometimes, it’s natural that I will blush.’ I might over act if I’m paired with someone I’m dating—Nazareth Jesse
Nazareth Jesse Bako
Sharing her own experience, actress Nazareth Jesse said, if she’s paired with someone whom she doesn’t has strong feelings for him, there is the possibility that she wouldn’t be carried away on set. “I don’t get carried away or lose control whenever I’m acting romantic roles. This is because you might find yourself with someone whom you don’t have strong feelings for even though you have to make it real.” “But that consciousness that people are behind the scene keeps you alert not to lose control over yourself but in a situation whereby you are in same scene with someone you are dating, you might also over act based on the mutual feelings you have for each other. I still think acting should be professionally handle while private affairs should stay private,” said Nazareth Jesse. Some of the romantic movies she has featured in, included, “Most wanted Nurses”, “ Tears for the Poor” , “ Box of Hope” and “Le7ki Sugar Mummy’s.”
I hardly do love scenes—Segun Arinze
On his own, Segun Arinze said, he doesn’t like to act love scenes even though, he has done some in the past. “I don’t get carried away while acting love scene. According to him, he was once paired with the likes of Kate Henshaw, Genevieve Nnaji, Stella Damasus among others. “ We were all very professional,” Arinze said. I don’t feel anything when I’m shooting romantic scene—Micheal Isokpan For handsome actor, Micheal Isokpan, remaining focus is the panacea. According to him, “It’s a thing of the mind, if you don’t put your mind there, there is no way something quite embarrassing would popped up while you are shooting a sex scene. More over, an entire crew watches and a director tells you what to do. I can’t be foolish to drop down while acting romantic scene,” he said.
Man kills mother after impregnating his cousin.
A 25-year-old man who has been identified as Agaezichi Ogbonna from Akpaa Mbato village in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State has reportedly killed his 52-year-old mother after allegedly impregnating his cousin.
According to Southern City News , it was learnt on Tuesday that following the development, angry youths in Akpaa Mbato village descended on Ogbonna, but for the timely intervention of the soldiers attached to a nearby checkpoint, the suspect would have been lynched.
An anonymous source disclosed that Ogbonna, who is said to be the last son of his mother, was allegedly accused of having sexual affairs with sisters of the same parents at his maternal home.
He was said to have impregnated one of them in the process, an act which the villagers, said was a taboo in their community and Igbo land in general.
It was learnt that defiant Ogbonna was said to have ignored the warning of the community to continue sleeping with one of the sisters whose name was simply identified as Ugochi, which did not go down well with his sick mother.
The source said,
“Ogbonna’s mother who was managing her high blood pressure condition angered by the son’s action and the negative effect his abominable act would bring to the family, decided to raise the alarm after she noticed that her son was sleeping with Ugochi.
“In the heat of an argument with the mother, Ogbonna kicked her on her ribs which aggravated her health condition. She was said to have collapsed and died shortly afterwards when some members of the family who came to her rescue tried to stabilise her.”
A member of the community, who also pleaded anonymity, said that on seeing that the mother had died, Ogbonna tried to run away, but was prevented.
The source said when the news filtered into the community; the youths stormed their compound and took Ogbonna to unknown destination.
The family source said the youths after beating Ogbonna to a pulp was on the verge of setting him ablaze when soldiers, who were alerted, rescued him from the villagers who had already hung tyre on his neck and about to pour fuel on him.
A soldier at the Akpaa Mbato Army checkpoint said they mobilised to the scene to save the suspect from jungle justice when they were alerted to the action the youths of the community were about to take.
Video game addiction now a mental disorder, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified compulsive gaming as a mental health condition.
The condition tagged ‘gaming disorder’ will be added to the 11th edition of WHO’s International Classification of Diseases.
It will describe the disorder as “impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences”.
A WHO representative estimated two to three percent of video game players meet the criteria for gaming disorder.
“For gaming disorder to be diagnosed, the behaviour pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning,” WHO said.
Several mental health professionals have been fighting this classification, worried that it’s more grounded in moral concerns than science.
“There was a fairly widespread concern that this is a diagnosis that doesn’t really have a very solid research foundation,” said Christopher Ferguson, a psychologist and media researcher at Stetson University in DeLand.
The American Psychiatric Association also said that there was not “sufficient evidence” to consider gaming addiction as a “unique mental disorder”.
WHO had said in December 2017 that it will recognise the effects of obsessive video gaming as a mental health disorder.
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